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. the u.s. government now telling all airlines flying into the united states get ready for tighter security. that means hundreds more air marshals are be be put on international flights. moran dom screenings at airport -- more random screenings at airports. more on this coming up tonight on the news edge at 11:00. >>> another big story we're following tonight, gilbert arenas is facing gun charges. the wizards star hit with a felony today. it all stems from an incident last month in the team's locker room. prosecutors have charged the wizards guard with carrying a pistol without a license. we have more on his legal troubles. >> reporter: shawn, the player we know as agent zero will be in a very different court tomorrow than he's used to here at the verizon center. he will be at d.c. superior court and it seems prosecutors are playing hardball. the stakes just got higher for wizards star player gilbert arenas. he is now facing a felony gun possession charge. prosecutors filed it as an information which legal experts say usually means the defendant will plead guilty. defense attorney
the assistance from the united states would continue for as long as it takes. >> as president obama said, we will be here today, tomorrow, and for the time ahead. >> we're learning when secretary clinton got back on board the c-130, she was not alone. in fact, she was helping transport back about 50 american citizens who were in haiti at the time of the quake. they were returning with the secretary to america to seek further treatment in the united states. matt ackland, fox 5 news. >> thank you, matt for that and as you mentioned about the treatment, medical aid is crucial in haiti right now and more help is on the way. the huge naval hospital ship the comfort steamed out of baltimore this morning headed to the devastated country. the vessel can handle about 200 patients a day and as you can imagine, it's an enormous effort getting it ready in a short period of time. john henrehan continues our team coverage with that story. >> reporter: in the predawn darkness at the port of baltimore, a handful of families were drawn to an illuminated white ship being readied for departure. it's the u.s. n
by virginia's second governor, thomas jefferson. it is not easy to follow the president of the united states. in my 18 year old twin boys added pressure to me by giving me 10 minutes to finish before they leave to go watch sports center. i am joined by fellow virginiians to share a public perspective on how best to challenges of our nation today. we were encouraged to hear president obama speak this evening about the need to create jobs. all americans should have the opportunity to find and keep meaningful work and the dignity that comes with it. [applause] many of us here tonight and many of you watching have family or friends that lost their jobs. in fact, one this 10 americans is unemployed. that is unacceptable. here in virginia we face our highest unemployment rate in 25 years and bringing new jobs and more opportunities to our citizens is t top priorities of my administration. good government policiless should spur economic growth and the responsibility of the private sector to have new jobs. we must have policies that promote entrepreneur ship and innovation so that america can better
orphan's arrived in the united states this morning after days without enough food or water. they landed in pittsburgh and went directly to the children's hospital there. two sisters from pittsburgh have worked at that orphanage for years. they contacted ed rendell, the state department and u.s. military to get those kids on a flight back here to the u.s. . >> a really tough week living in a driveway with hundreds of children, but the fact that we're here now is certainly worth it. >> reporter: most of the children are already legally adopted and will be placed with their new homes soon. a local family is hoping they will be able to bring their daughter home soon as well many coming up on the "news edge" their efforts to get her here to the united states. >>> your e-mail could be looked at by anyone in the world. we've got what you need to know about a crucial code exposed. ♪ it is time to dominate ♪ >> reporter: this man is taking his love of the team to a whole new level. we'll introduce you to him next. ♪ ♪ ♪ but we're also in the showing-kids- new-worlds business. and the s
state police brought in a mass casual unit from roanoke to help them identify the victims so they can make notification of next of kin. the victims re eight men and women all known we're told to the suspected shooter. i'm roz plater, fox 5 news. >>> the richmond times dispatch is reporting that speight was a part-time security guard at a small grocery store and a u.s. military veteran. >>> the usns cofort has reached haiti. the island rocked again today by a powerful aftershock. the 6.1 magnitude tremor sent more buildings crumbling. aid is starting to get through to some but it's so badly needed, people are fighting for whatever they can get. laura evans live in the satellite center with more on what's happening in haiti today. >> reporter: brian, as you said, some of that relief aid is getting through, but much of it is not. still not getting through to the survivors who need it most. meantime today some very desperately needed medical care and supplies did arrive in haiti. many of haiti's earthquake victims have died say aid groups because of a lack of medical care and equipment. h
of the united states. >> reporter: president obama says the state of the union is clear. >> despite our hardships, our jone is strong -- our union is strong. they're tired of the partisanship and the shouting and the petness. >> reporter: from health care to guantanamo bay to the economy, large chunks of the president's speech were dedicated to trying to end the political warfare that has tripped up big parts of the white house agenda. >> we can't wage a perpetual campaign where the only goal is to see who can get the most embarrassing headlines about the other side. >> reporter: the game changer came only last week when democrats lost their 60-vote super majority in the senate. the president's renewed call for bipartisanship comes as he ters a new year that will require republican input if he hopes to get a health care reform bill on his desk. >> democrats and republicans to work through our differences. >> reporter: but can they come together? house democratic jority leader steny hoyer says he's tried to bring republicans to the table. >> very frankly did not get a very positive respo
. >>> back here in the united states new details on a multistate salmonella scare. more than a million pounds of pepper coated salami have been recalled. the meat was processed at this danielli plant. right now there are a lot of qeses unanswered and - questions unanswered and officials are not sure if it's the meat or the pepper the source of this. the company says it is not to blame. >>> the down economy has many people struging to stay afloat. some people can no longer afford the big ticket items like their car paynt. if you want out of your auto lease, there is a way to do it without paying penalties or hurting your credit. melanie alnwick explains. >> reporter: when andrew's business tanked, he cut expenses and realized his beloved bmw 335xi cost too much to keep. >> when it comes to making a payment a car or buying food, food is going to come first. >> reporter: he needed to find an exit fast but his lease still had several months to until are. he discovered a site called leasetrader.com. he put his bmw on their nationwide database hoping someone would take it off his hands. >> a lot of
flight bound for the united states. starting monday, travelers flying from or going through nations regarded as state sponsors of terrorism as well as other countries of interest will be required to go through enhanced screening. those could include full body scans, body pat downs and carry on searches. the state department lists cuba, iran, sudan and syria as state sponsors of terrorism. passengers from nigeria, yemen and pakistan will face enhanced screening as well. passengers travelling from any other foreign country will alsoing checked at random. the new safety measures come as the obama administration probes a breach which allowed an attempted attack on a u.s. flieft christmas day. president obama's top counter terrorism aid says intelligence agencies ultimately failed to connect the dots >> there was is no smoking gun, no piece of intelligence that said this guy is a terrorist and is going to get on a plane. not whatsoever. it was the failure to integrate and piece together the bits of information. >> reporter: one former army intelligence officer says the u.s. faces a major
they were in haiti. they'd like to start a collection of used crutches here in the united states and then send them to haiti to help with the next step in the recovery process. beth parker, fox 5 news. >>> another tough job in haiti: keeping the airport there running to allow relief aid in. american airmen are now in charge of the international airport in port-au-prince which has become one of the busiest airports in the world. usually air traffic controllers have radars and computers to keep things running smoothly and keep everyone safe. but these guys, they are using radios but they're also using a folding table to make it all happen. >> nobody was controlling the air strip when we first arrived. whoever was bigger was landing. >> these men are trained in combat air traffic control. >>> as you probably know cruise lines are still docking in haiti. tonight we have a personal look at a passenger on one of those cruises. fox 5's karen gray houston planned her trip long before the quake and says she felt guilty about stopping in haiti but the ship brought donations and supplies to
vacation spot. >> this year, we went to cuba and italy. but united states, hawaii is one of the best places on earth. >> reporter: the promise of sunshine year round has not been enough to save the state's once-booming tourism industry and now state officials look to president obama's hawaiian vacation to bring in much- needed revenue. >> we depend on tourism for an economy, and when the tourism went down, it affected everyone. >> reporter: marcia winard, said tourism accounts for 25% of hawaii's overall economy and declined the last two years for a loss of nearly $3 billion. now, with an unemployment rate of 7% and a budget shortfall expected to reach 1.2 billion by the end of 2010, state officials are looking for ways to cut. one proposal is to mandate furlough days for teachers and to cut the number of school days. with you he said tour simpd key to rebuilding the state's economy and welcomes the free publicity coming along with a presidential visit. >> all of the images that have been shown throught the world because of his visit here is going to help hawaii immensely as we move forward
of the united states in the urgent effort to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble and deliver the humanitarian relief, the food, water and medicine. >> reporter: help is already on theay in a big way. the aircraft carrier u.s.s. carl vincent departed wednesday from the naval station in norfolk, virginia. but for tens of thousands, help could not possibly arrive in time. >> people are losing everything they have, and it's so sad. and i'm so glad that i know that our father loves these people in spite of all this and somehow he's going to send that message to the people of haiti. >> reporter: a lot of folks running on nothing but faith right now. experts say there's a window of about 36 hours before finding survivors becomes unrealistic. we're now at about 29 hours and counting. i'll see you again at 11:00. live in the newsroom, i'm will thomas, back to you. >> incredible pictures. thank you very much. >>> the haitian embassy here in the district holding a vigil tonight for those praying for loved winds right now -- loved once right now. roz plater is there and continues our tea
in the crash. >>> a murder mystery unfolding in miami. police are on the when united states for whoever killed a playboy model. plus, a disgruntled worker goes on a rampage inside a power plant and police know what set him off. >>> this deep freeze is about to move into our area. we have what you can do to keep the cold out of your house coming up. for 12 years. 6 years. i've had asthma forever. i never knew why my asthma symptoms kept coming back... ...kept coming back... ...or that i could help prevent them in the first place. the problem was that my controller medicine... ...was treating only 1 main cause of asthma symptoms. but there are 2. airway constriction. and inflammation. unlike most controllers, advair treats both main causes. advair treats both main causes. and that helps prevent symptoms in the first place. (announcer) advair contains salmeterol. salmeterol may increase the chancef asthma-related death. so advair is not for asthma that's well controlled on another controller medicine. advair will not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms... ...and should not be taken m
underway across the entire united states. >> thank you. >>> trouble on a plane headed from london to dubai today. british police pulled off and arrested three men. cell phone pictures snapped as several armed police officers boarded the plane and bound the suspects. so far no word on why they were taken into custody but no hazardous materials were found on board that flight. >>> two men with ties to a terror suspect were arrested in new york city after one of them caused a car accident. both men went for high school with this man najibullah zazi. he was arrested in new york in september and is charged in a plot to set off bombs throughout the city. one man may be charged with supplying materials to terrorists. >>> vice president joe biden is mourning the loss of his mother tonight. in a statement today the vice. says his mother katherine jean biden died peacefully today at their home in wilmington, delaware. he also says his mother was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. she was 92 years old. >>> the state dinner crashers told to pay up but it's the excuse th
says the united states is not prepared for a biological terror attack. a panel gave the obama administration a fail willing grade for its efforts to prepare for and respond to an attack such as the release of deadly viruses or bacteria. the white house says president obama will use his state of the union address tomorrow night to unveil anew plan. >>> the. will also lay out a brand new plan to fix the country's financial mess in tomorrow's state of the union address. mrobama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on nonsecurity domestic spending programs. democrats say it will save $250 billion over ten years. but republicans and some democrats say voter unease about sky high deficits and record unemployment make it is clear that the president shouldn't just stop at a partial freeze. >> people are asking themselves. we have to tighten our belts. we have to make hard decisions. why can't the government do the same. >> just a three-year spending freeze won't do it. we have to have a package of reforms in order to fix the broken system. obama is expected to revive his yes we
,000 people die in car crashes in the united states every year. and add in the rising problem of distracted driving accidents which cost more than $40 billion a year. so the government and safety experts are pushing a campaign to get drivers' eyes back on the roads. fox 5's kelly wright has more on the fight against driving dangers. >> reporter: talking on a cell phone or texting have become a major distraction for drivers, especially teenagers. according to safety experts they even go so far as to call it an epidemic. >> the number of highway fatalities in any given year is about eight times the number of people we've lost in iraq since 2003. it's about four times the number of people who have been lost to swine flu in 2009. >> reporter: both the dot and nonprofit national safety council are urging states to pass stronger laws to reduce these distractions and they're coming together to form focus driven, a new campaign designed to teach people about the dangers of driving while talking on cell phones or texting on hand-held computers. secretary of transportation ray lahood says the program
a performance is launching his british hit "the x factor" here in the united states. for idol fans, it was odd hearing it. he's the judge you love to hate. simon cowell, the brit, never short on controversial quips. after being a draw on the most watched television show in the u.s., he says it's time to hang it up. >> i think that you know when it's time to move on. i don't think you should be doing the same thing over and over again. >> he just brought so much to the table. he was the edge on american idol. >> reporter: because simon was such a staple on the show, columnist of yeas or nays for the washington examiner questions whether idol can maintain its popularity. >> he was the reason people kept watching the show. he was integral to the brand just as paula abdul was. you take away two major pieces of that, are people going to tune in? i'm not sure about that. >> i think it's a good thing for the show because it shakes it up. there will be speculation on who is going to replace me. all shows have that. you can't have all the -- can't have the same people all the time. it gets boring. >> r
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